Top 30 Directors
by Sean Sloan

1. Martin Scorsese -- He makes the best films!

 

2. Woody Allen -- Remember, he’s box office poison for kids.

 

3. Alfred Hitchcock -- Why in the hell did it take like thirty years for Vertigo to be recognized as a masterpiece?  What is wrong with this world?

 

4. Francois Truffaut --  The 400 Blows.  Enough said.

 

5. Wes Anderson -- Every bit as good as Truffaut, but not in French.

 

6. Stanley Kubrick -- What hasn’t already been said?

 

7. Coen Brothers -- I’m a "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever"

 

8. Sam Peckinpah -- Very bloody, very very bloody.

 

9. Akira Kurosawa -- Remember him, the guy that George Lucas ripped off?

 

10. Federico Fellini -- I often don’t know what in the hell is going on in his films, but I love ‘em.

 

11. Sergio Leone -- No comment.

 

12. Richard Lester -- Yes, I’ve seen more than the Beatles films and Superman III.

 

13. Quentin Tarantino -- “It’s my way… or the highway!”

 

14. David Fincher -- He sure can make a guy feel uncomfortable.

 

15. Richard Linklater -- Only this guy could make the last day of high school 1976 look like so much fun.

 

16. Steven Spielberg -- People tell me that he has a "style."  I can’t see it, but I like his films.

 

17. Mel Brooks -- How could I almost forget Mel Brooks?

 

18. Orson Welles -- Touch of Evil is a masterpiece.

 

19. John Frankenheimer

 

20.Francis Ford Coppola -- If only for Apocalypse Now

 

21. Clint Eastwood

 

22. Billy Wilder

 

23. D.A. Pennebaker --His concert films rawk!!

 

24. Peter Jackson -- Can we discount Bad Taste?

 

25. George Lucas --He made at least two good films.

 

26. Frank Capra -- His films are so gosh-darn nice!

 

27. John Ford -- He made the Wild West seem so manly.

 

28. George Roy Hill -- Slap Shot... Butch Cassidy... The Sting!

 

29. Roman Polanski -- Before he fled Los Angeles.

 

30. Ridley Scott -- Anything pre-Thelma and Louise.

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